Bluegrass Beacon: A weak case for ‘coincidence’

“Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.” But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens. It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a policy. Labor bosses take full advantage of the fact that most Kentuckians probably…

Bluegrass Beacon: To join or not to join? That is the (right-to-work) question

‘Tis the season to celebrate America’s independence and recent Supreme Court decisions. Earlier this month, we praised the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling prohibiting unelected bureaucrats from enforcing smoking bans on private property while giving elected officials a pass on a controversial policy. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v Quinn that homecare…

Bluegrass Beacon: Smoking-ban ruling impedes ‘ascendance of a fourth branch of government – the regulatory state’

There’s nothing like a massive sinkhole opening up and swallowing eight prized sports cars at the National Corvette Museum to increase ticket sales. Attendance at the Bowling Green attraction is up by as much as 70 percent during some recent months compared to a year ago. And, there’s nothing like a ruling by the Kentucky…

Bluegrass Beacon: Making transparency-tough choices connection key to solving pension crisis

Chris Tobe, a former Kentucky Retirement Systems trustee and author of “Kentucky Fried Pensions: A Culture of Cover-up and Corruption,” describes the commonwealth’s pension crisis as a “cancer eating its way through the whole state.” This cancer has spread – from Louisville, where a judge ruled that Seven Counties Services – a mental health agency…